League Park

Location
Cleveland, OH
First Game
1891(1910)
Last Game
1946
Demolished
1951

Today
A park now occupies the site in the same spot as the original and a portion of the right field grandstands still exists in very poor condition. Still standing is the old ticket office, which now serves as a community center.


Classic Moments from the Past

info The park never did get lights for night baseball.
info From 1932 to 1946, the park hosted only weekday and Saturday games, with Municipal Stadium hosting all holiday, night and Sunday games.
1910 Stadium completely remodeled before the 1910 season with steel and concrete and doubledecked.
1910 April 11: The first game at the park sees the Tigers shut out the home town Indians 5-0.
1915 July 19: The Senators run wild and steal 8 bases in the first inning against the Indians en route to an 11-4 victory.
1920 October 10: It's game 5 of the World Series, and the fans are treated to one amazing day. The Indians hit the first grand slam in series history (courtesy of Elmer Smith) and also turn the first and only unassisted triple play in World Series history. For good measure, Indians pitcher Jim Bagby hits the first World Series home run by a pitcher. Cleveland beats the Dodgers 8-1.
1932 July 10: Cleveland's Johnny Burnett goes 9 for 11 in a wild 18-17, 18 inning  defeat at the hands of the Philadelphia A's. A's star Jimmie Foxx raps 6 hits, including 3 homers and a double.
1936 September 12: Seventeen year old Bob Feller pitches a masterpiece against the Philadelphia A's. He yields only 2 hits and fans 17 which sets an American League record.
1941 July 16: Joe DiMaggio gets 3 hits to stretch his consecutive game hit steak to 56 games. Tomorrow, in front of an overflow crowd, the streak will end when pitchers Al Smith and Jim Bagby Jr. hold Joe to 0 for 3 and a walk.
1946 September 21: A sparse crowd of only 2,772 fans bid farewell to the park as the Tigers beat the Indians 5-3.
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